Main definitions of homocentric in US English:

: homocentric1homocentric2

homocentric1

adjective

  • Having the same center.

    • ‘This rare spectacle surprised both local residents and travelers on International Labour Day as they saw the shining sun surrounded by two bright homocentric circles.’
    • ‘Many of the early commentators believed that Plato was the inspiration for Eudoxus's representation of planetary motion by his system of homocentric spheres.’
    • ‘He is a strong supporter of Eudoxus's theory of homocentric spheres which consisted of a number of rotating spheres, each sphere rotating about an axis through the centre of the Earth.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek homo- ‘same’ + -centric.

Pronunciation

homocentric

/ˌhoʊmoʊˈsɛntrɪk/

Main definitions of homocentric in US English:

: homocentric1homocentric2

homocentric2

adjective

  • another term for anthropocentric
    • ‘For all their claims to being the guardians of life, the truth is that they're at least as homocentric as anyone else.’
    • ‘Far from reflecting some underlying natural system, Cuvier's use of the nervous system in his classification schemes had a homocentric starting point.’
    • ‘In his book he expressed this homocentric notion clearly.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Latin homo ‘human being, man’ + -centric.

Pronunciation

homocentric

/ˌhoʊmoʊˈsɛntrɪk/